Here at Reformed Exteriors, we offer a wide variety of siding to suit any taste, budget, or structural need. There are a number of different siding materials on the market today, but one of the most popular continues to be cedar wood. Cedar siding has a number of benefits that lead to its wide use in traditional construction and continue to make it one of the most sought-after materials for modern homes. In this article, we’ll lay out everything that you need to know about cedar siding.
- Advantages of Cedar- Cedar is a soft wood with an open cell structure, which not only makes it light and easy for construction, but also makes it a great insulator. Because of its low density, cedar siding prevents heat energy from travelling through the wood, which helps keep your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Similarly, the low density of cedar wood also makes it an effective acoustic barrier.
- Cedar Style- Traditional cedar siding comes not in the familiar long boards of other wood siding but in shorter lengths called shingles or shakes. Cedar shakes give your home a distinctive appearance, offering a warm, natural look that will complement the surrounding landscape. There are a wide range of different shapes, styles, and textures of cedar siding available, giving you many possibilities to work with. Cedar has natural anti-fungal properties that allow you to leave it untreated without fear of excess warping or rotting, and this untreated look gives a rugged, handsome appearance to any home. Of course, if you prefer to stain or even paint it, you also have the option to do so.
If you are interested in cedar siding for your home, our team at Reformed Exteriors will help you pick out the perfect option for your needs.